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ESCAPING FROM SIBERIA,
Hear II ax Ihu (imildi MmiH to Wne t rooiloin. It'ccnt development In HuhkIu lmve m rvej to direct public attention anew the state of atTatru in tho vast Mu-s- vlto realm. This in tho tlmo of year when the wretched creature con demned to n life of pructkul H-rfdom hi Siberia make their rnoat strenuous luleavora tu eneape. 1'ractically In no Dart or Hlbt'tla la imprisonment bo much to he dreaded as in the mlneH of Kara. .Spring U considered the. best im3 to m:ike tho break for liberty, a then the risorn of a Siberian winter me passed, and there is then iuco banco of Kneee:;H. Many miles of uVsolato territory must bo crossed, and in the dead of winter such, attempts are worse than futll.), for the despairing convict only escapes from serfdom to die of expo sure or starvation on the bleak Sibe rian desert. Vet, foolhardy as It may teem, many do make the struggle for freedom, preferring probable death in this form to the miseries of the prison pen. Once the wretches have eluded the fcharp eyeu of the guards and escaped Irom tho prison proper there is always some guide to direct them for the first hundred miles or so. Night is the time for tho attempt, and in the darkness .ozne succeed. After the prison is left behind them all traveling must be done under cover of darkness. When a vil lage is reached all is dark and still, save at one cot. where a lljrht is ever burning in the window. There the desperate refugee knows he may find friends and perhaps shelter during the coming day. The system of convict pens i3 not condoned by the natives, and they are ready to be of any possiblo assistance. Of course, this must be done with the greatest secrecy, as detection might mean the same fate for the cot lager and all his family, Therefore the greatest caution must be observed, In the window a little table is placed. on which stands a lamp, a plate and a jug. When the cottager and his fam ily sit down to their frugal meal a choice morsel is selected and set on the plate, while the jug is filled for the ever expected unfortunate way farer. When the hospitable night sheds her -loak of secrecy over the world the convict, leaving his place of conceal ment, steals up to the lighted window md, pushing it open, takes the plate mil jug and refreshes himself for the next stage of his long, dreary march to liberty. Hut where to go? Doubt less his former happy home has been destroyed, his family scattered. He cannot return to see, for detection is loubly sure where he is known. The mly resort is to plod to some neigh boring village, where perchance he may learn some news of the dear ones. And all this misery for what? Because, forsooth, he may have been suspected of disloyalty to his ruler, or he may only have Incurred the hatred r ill will of the local police. Little wonder that the present uprising throughout the realm is assuming alarming proportions. The voice of civilization, official edicts, royal ukases may have ameliorated these desperate conditions somewhat, but the system of Siberian banishment is built on a poor foundation, and it can Us only a matter of time when a vast upheaval will bring about a change in conditions in Russia. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. It Is computed that one inch of water on an acre of nurfuce I 27,112 f-.ullon or 113 tons, weight. A number of young filbert trees have ben b1 nt to the agricultural depart ment from Greece. The nuts from these trees are the largest and have the finest flavor of anv filberts the department has yet discovered, and every effort Is to be made o encourage their growing. In an open Iondon suburb a scien tist found 20,000 dust particles in a cubic centimetre of air equal to about O.Otil of a cubic inch while in a ward in tho centre of London the number amounted to GuO.OOO. The air wa.i loaded to the extent of about 000 per cent more in the city than in the sub urb. Absolute zero Is the point at which as has been determined from experi ments with gasea, matter would be without a trace of heat could bo cool ed no farther. This point is 273 ds gies below centigrade zero. A de gree of cold so Intense a3 this is, how ever, absolutely unattainable. Even the metwites which swarm in iuter stellar space must be heated to some extent by the radiance of the stars. American material for the building of railroads, tramways, etc., continues to be exclusively employed in Mexico. The latest order in that line placed In the United States amounted to a large figure, for it was destined fo throe lines of tramway around Medi na, in the state of Yucatan. A com pany was formed for tue building and operating of these tramways, with capital of $400,000, and it has applie-1 to the state legislature for the con cession, which, oeing a purely formal affair, the official conclusion of it was not waited for by the tramway com pany. The Faroe Islands are remarkable for th.9 immense numbers of birds that frequent them, and which furnish an important supply of feathers to com merce. The most valuable of these birds for Its feathers is the puffin, about 100,000 of which are caught an nually. Perpendicular cliffs of rock, facing westwardly, are known as fowl ing cliffs, because of the birds that cover their shelves. During part of the summer the birds are so numerous around the cliffs that they are said to resemble a thick snowstorm. Very few birds are found about cliffs that do not have a western exposure. Da You Know Espcrnndo? The latest aspirant for honors as a universal language, the successor of Volapuk, which was agitated some yfurs ago, is known as Esperando. This is an artificial language, due to Dr. Zamenhof, a Russian linguist. There is no doubt that, despite the ex tensive translation of valuable foreign articles appearing in the technical j.itES, in theso days when every manu facturing industry is carried on along scientific and chemical lines, a wider interchange of ideas and discoveries is of the utmost importance. Such is the mission of a universal language, one in which" any scholar would be able to describe and explain his dis coveries so as to have a universal audience. Esperando grammar is said to con sist of 16 simple rule3, without any exceptions whatever, and there are but 17 modifications of the termination of words. It Is claimed that with 10 minutes' instruction in the grammar a novice can translate Esperando with the aid of a dictionary only, while a mouth's Etudy suffices to enable him to writo or epeak it, the latter operation being simplified by phonetic spJling. It is said that 50,000 people In conti nental Europe have taken up Its study. CERMANY'S NEW OIL ENCINE. It Opetates Without the Use of Holler Furnas or Chimney. Great things are expected of the Diesel engine, the latest thing in Ger man engineering, the first working of which In England a London Ex press representative was permitted to see at Guidebridge, near Manchester, recently. Economy in fuel and space is the chief merit of the Diesel, commending it to makers of automobiles and small marine craft as an engine with a fu ture. Its claim to originality lies in the fact that it works with crude oil, without Bmell or dirt, perfectly con suming all the products of combus tion. Unlike other oil engines, it re quires no ignition point. Compressed air from cylinders starts the Diesel. Oil and air are then admitted to the cylinder, when the compression of the air by the return stroke so raises the temperature that the oil flashes and the- forward stroke is delivered. The exhaust is perfectly clean and free from odor. Thus the claim made for the Diesel is that no boilers, fur naces or chimneys are required. Great economy of space and fuel i3 effected, as it can be used with any kind of liquid fuel or furnace gas the waste product of blast furnaces. Hopes are entertained that the Diesel will be used on a very large scale, those who are introducing it to England claiming for it the ability to run a vessel ab large as the Oceanic. Already an or der has been placed by the French government for an engine of this type, to be used in a submarine boat. If the Diesel frees the streets from the smell of the motor car and yacht decks and ladies' dresses from the cin ders of a steamer funnel, the German inventor will have claim on the grati tude of mankind. If, as seems likely, it will encourage the establishment of small plants in rural districts, where gas is not obtainable and coal is dear, it may do much more than this for in dustrial England. The I)n'i Joke. "Some one has stolen the tele scope," reported the astronomy pro fessor. "That ought to be an easy thing to look up," said the dean, and the as tronomy professor, in duty bound, laughed consumedly. Indianapolis Press. Unexpected Summons. Circu Manager Well, are you ready to join us? Living Skeleton Great Scott, why didn't you give me time to train down? Why, 1 weigh 100 pounds now! Ohio 8Uito Journal. Artificial Marble. . Manufacturers are actually making marble by the same process by which nature makes it, only In a few weeks instead of a few thousand years. They take a rather soft limestone and chem ically permeate it with various color ing matters, which sink into the stone and are not a mere surface coloring, a3 in scagliola. The completed mate rial takes a fine polish, and many of the specimens are of beautiful color and marking. Used as a veneer it la about one-third the price of nature's marble. London Builder, ourtiair "Two years ago my hair wn falling out badly. I purchased a bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor, and toon my hair stopped coming out." Mist Minnie Hoover, Paris, 111. Perhaps your mother had thin hair, but that is no reason why you must go through life with half starved hair. If you want long, thick hair, feed it with Ayer's Hair Vigor, and make it rich,-dark, and heavy. Sl.oo a Mite. All irerrHu. PROOF, "Yes, lir," exclaimed Codunf. "my friend Simpson i a rrun of unimpeach able veracity." "What make you ay that?" 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